|Green Gillard Government|
There will be no democracy!
The Climate Sceptics party made a submission. Many individual members made submissions. Associated entities made submissions. Peter Smith made a submission - he writes of his submission in Quadrant - Klimate Kommittee Korruption.
Tim Andrews of Menzies House writes
.....only 73 submissions, mainly in favour of the carbon tax, were accepted by the committee, with a 4,500 rejected out of hand.
“This is a clear and unequivocal example of the Government sticking its middle finger up to Australians. Thousands of Australians waded through thousands of pages of legislation in the space of just one week to send their detailed submissions to the Joint Committee. Never in the history of the Australian Parliament has such wide-scale rejection of opinions taken place. Never before have submissions been rejected in such a manner. This is hubris of the highest order”
Destroying Democracy. The electioneering Ms Gillard promised to consult with the Australian people regarding the carbon tax. The electioneering Ms Gillard said: "There will be no carbon tax..."
“This unnecessary and destructive great new tax will cost the Australian economy a staggering $1 trillion dollars by 2050 even under the most optimistic economic modeling” continued Mr. Andrews.“Labor’s extraordinary abuse of the democratic process to deny Australians to have their say about this legislation is offensive to everyone who worked hard to submit their thoughts, and is a pure and utter disgrace"
Perhaps she just didn't finish her sentence.
There will be no carbon tax submissions accepted against the Clean Energy Bills.
There will be no democracy under any government that I lead.